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Neurodegenerative disorders are disorders characterised by progressive neuronal cell death. Examples in humans include (but are not limited to):

  • Progressive forms of dementia

    Which include (but are not limited to):

    • AIDS dementia complex [which is caused, usually, by an uncontrolled HIV infection]

    • Alzheimer's disease (AD)

    • Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)
    • Vascular dementia
  • Huntington's disease

  • Motor Neuron Diseases

    Which include (but are not limited to):

    • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS; Lou Gehrig's disease)
    • Primary lateral sclerosis (PLS)
    • Progressive muscular atrophy (PMA)
    • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)
    • Spinobular muscular atrophy (SBMA; Kennedy's disease)
  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Parkinson's disease
  • Prion diseases

    Which include (but are not limited to):

    • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD)
    • Fatal familial insomnia (FFI)
    • Gerstmann-Sträussler-Scheinker syndrome (GSSS)
    • Kuru
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